Upstream Color

Almost ten years ago filmmaker Shane Carruth won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for his low-budget scifi thriller, Primer. Carruth’s latest project, Upstream Color has been described simply as: “A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of their wrecked lives.”

Listen to an interview with director Shane Carruth on Bullseye with host Jesse Thorn.

“With its densely layered, thematically rich storytelling, Upstream Color is in part about the mutual psychosis that can be an essential part of romance, the agreement of a shared madness.”
– Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times


Date: May 10 2013—May 15 2013
Cost: Members $4 | Non-members $8


5/13 Monday – Closed
5/14 Tuesday – No Screenings
5/15 Wednesday – 7:00 PM
Final Show!

Directed By: Shane Carruth
Run Time: 96 minutes
Origin: USA
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Year: 2013

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503



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Non-members: $8